British Home office policies over illegal immigration are not necessarily the most effective, a government adviser has warned.
Longstanding member of the government’s migration advisory committee Martin Ruhs said the tactics the British government is implementing to deal with immigration issues may not be as effective as it has been said by the officials.
“Some policies have an element of a spectacle. you want to send a signal, and those policies aren’t necessarily the most effective,” Ruhs said.
“You have to draw the line somewhere. Different people will draw the line in different places over what is acceptable in how you treat people,” he added.
The advisor’s comments come following reports that ethnic minorities and non-whites have been targeted for query by UK Border Agency (UKBA) officers at London stations, a series of stop-check operations which aim at arresting illegal immigrants working in the country.
The new operations, which led to up to one hundred arrests, come days after the Home Office urged illegal immigrants to leave by sending vans around London with “go home or face arrest” message.
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